Unveiling Cloud - Edge - IoT Potential for Coordinated Crisis Management in Urban Areas

Event Recap:

The COGNIFOG consortium, with the Urban Technology Alliance (UTA) as a key partner, successfully hosted the UTA Café webinar on 25 April 2024. The event showcased the potential of Cloud-Edge-IoT technologies in urban applications, focusing on their role in coordinated crisis management.

Event Details:

  • Title: Unveiling Cloud-Edge-IoT Potential for Coordinated Crisis Management in Urban Areas
  • Date: 25 April 2024
  • Time: 10 a.m. (CET)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Platform: Microsoft Teams


In this insightful webinar, we explored how Cloud-Edge-IoT technologies can shape the future of smart cities. The session highlighted how the Cognifog project enhances urban crisis management, improving safety, efficiency, and responsiveness.

Cognifog is an innovative initiative leveraging IoT and cloud/edge computing to optimize data processing. This leads to improved network performance and reduced energy consumption. By processing data closer to its source, Cognifog enables real-time responses for smart IoT applications, enhancing privacy, security, reliability, and safety in urban environments.

Featured Use Case: Collaborative Missions in Urban Areas (Thalès)

A compelling use case was presented by Thalès, a key partner in the Cognifog project. The session demonstrated how Cognifog’s technologies support coordinated crisis management in urban areas, improving dependability and responsiveness during emergencies.

Event Objectives:

  • Gain insights into the potential of IoT-edge-cloud technology for smart city solutions.
  • Understand the practical applications of cloud-native services for crisis management from the Cognifog project.
  • Explore the transformative impact of innovative technologies on urban resilience and safety.

Speaker Profile:

We were privileged to have Killian Guiheux from Thalès, a leading French company, present this compelling use case and provide valuable insights into the benefits of solutions being developed in the Cognifog project. Killian Guiheux is a research engineer at the Thales Research and Technologies center within the Engineering Laboratory, focusing on edge computing, continuum computing, and embedded systems. As part of the CogniFog project, he leads the collaborative mission use case targeting urban environments. He collaborates closely with Anatole Pham Nguyen, Software Architect, on defining the architecture of the use case.